MicroGiving is most often thought of as the charitable donation of small increments of money from a single donor to a specific recipient. Over the last decade, this giving option has grown and evolved to include a variety of needs, ideas, resources & funding opportunities.
Beginning in Summer 2019, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) brought MicroGiving to the South Florida TLGBQ community, with focus on what individuals need RIGHT NOW, and the opportunity to help you get one step closer to stability, prosperity, giving back and fulfilling your dreams.
HOW UC|CU’s MicroGiving Works | Applications are available online, year-round, via unitycoalition.org for a variety of FUNDING AND/OR MENTORING & REFERRAL OPPORTUNITIES. Each qualifying application will be reviewed by our funding board of community leaders, mentors & professionals, and will be considered on individual merit, needs based and long-term benefits of each request.
Funding will be considered for residents of Dade & Broward, Fl., up to $500 (funding and/or mentoring) and offered as a onetime award, along with organizational development and as-needed technical assistance to the micro-grantees over the course of the funding period.
Start Ups, Visioning and Community Building | Have the next great idea for a new business, social justice program or community need? Want to start your own small business, service or produce? UCCU's Micro Giving provides seed monies, mentor-ship and professional business guidance to get you off the ground.
Educational Development | Assistance with tuition, books or other education related expenses. Funding will be considered for those registered currently in continued education level (college, University or Technical School) and funding is provided directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient. This is an extension of our UC|CU Scholarship Program.
Personal Well-Being & Needs Based | Consideration for Health Care & Quality of Life Costs. This may include funding for name change costs, healthcare, utilities or other personal related needs. Legal and medical services may also be considered, along with providing referrals to existing services in the community.
UC|CU’s MicroGiving incorporates and continues our successful LGBT Scholarship Program | With the goals of Leading & Empowering the LGBT community, UC|CU is proud to continue the legacy of the Whispering Angels Foundation with the UC|CU Anita Priest Memorial SCHOLARSHIP founded by Sandra Holiday in honor of her late partner - a legacy program that provides a scholarship for the LGBT community to advance their education in the Arts, Design & Education. Through generous donations and corporate partnerships, in 2017 we have gave out over $50,000 in scholarships.
UC|CU’s MicroGiving builds on Community Partnerships, Mentoring and Empowerment | Since 2011, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida has worked diligently to develop partnerships within our communities- partnering with leaders and organizations that compliment our mission, as well as bring skills and leadership in areas beyond our expertise. Programs such as our PRIDE U 2020, a Community Initiative Program & Social Challenge to better Engage, Inform & Inspire centennials and millennials to take on leadership roles in the LGBT community to better serve, & effect positive change for those disenfranchised and underserved; LLEGANDO305, a Traveling Social Event designed to help recent arrivals better navigate So. Fla & its many challenges,resources, & opportunities; CAŌBA, a Social Incubator for LGBT Men of Color; & other programs & activities, allow us a catalogue of Resources & Possibilities to inspire our community – to be better.
La mayoría de las veces, se considera a MicroGiving como la donación caritativa de pequeños incrementos de dinero de un solo donante a un destinatario específico. Durante la última década, esta opción de donación ha crecido y evolucionado para incluir una variedad de necesidades, ideas, recursos y oportunidades de financiamiento.
¿CÓMO FUNCIONA EL MICROCIDENTE DE UC|CU?
Comenzando en verano 2019, las solicitudes estáran disponibles en línea, durante todo el año, a través de www.unitycoalition.org para una variedad de oportunidades de financiamiento, empoderamiento y recursos comunitarios. Cada solicitud de calificación será revisada por nuestra junta de financiamiento de líderes comunitarios, mentores y profesionales, y se considerará el mérito individual, las necesidades y los beneficios a largo plazo de cada solicitud. El financiamiento se considerará hasta $ 500 y se ofrecerá como un premio único, y limitado a residented de Dade y Borward, Florida.
Start Ups, Visión y Construcción de la Comunidad | ¿Tiene la próxima gran idea para un nuevo negocio, un programa de justicia social o una necesidad comunitaria? ¿Quiere comenzar su propio negocio, servicio o producto? MicroGiving de UC|CU proporciona FONDOS DE SEMILLAS,MENTORÍA Y GUÍAS DE NEGOCIO PROFESIONALES, para que pueda despegar. Ya sea financiación, tutoría, orientación, o una combinación de todos, MicroGiving es para usted.
Desarrollo educativo | ASISTENCIA CON MATRÍCULA, LIBROS u otros gastos relacionados con la educación. La financiación se considerará para aquellos registrados actualmente en el nivel de educación continua (colegio, universidad o escuela técnica) y la financiación se proporciona directamente a la institución en nombre del beneficiario. Esta es una extensión de nuestro programa de becas UC|CU.
Bienestar personal y necesidades | Consideración para el cuidado de la salud y la calidad de vida. Esto puede incluir asistencia con cambio de nombre, el cuidado de la salud, servicios públicos u otras necesidades personales relacionadas. Los servicios legales y médicos también se pueden considerar, junto con proporcionar referencias a los servicios existentes en la comunidad.
Director, Lambda Living | Serving the social, educational and
well-being needs of Miami's LGBT 55+ community
Rimova (Design District) & UC|CU Vice President
Soul Sisters | Mobilize systems-involved girls and femmes of color -
black, brown, and indigenous - to interrupt cycles of state violence,
poverty, and oppression.
Founder, Anita Priest Whispering Angles Foundation
A legacy scholarship in memory & honor of her late partner, Anita Priest.
Retired Developer, MBA - Harvard School of Business
Deputy Director - Transgender Strategy Center, Washington, D.C.
UC|CU Colombia's Director of Trans Experience & Programming
Director, Gay Vista Social Club
SMASH Miami | Community Land Trust that will adequately address the
needs of inner-city Miami residents affected by the symptoms of gentrification
Doctors Hospital, Miami Gay Men's Chorus President & HerbalLife Distributor
Miami, Florida- May 2017… One of the most effective ways to empower our LGBT Community is through Leadership & Education. Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), the first & only organization for the Latinx| Hispanic|LGBT Community - offering Leadership, Education & Empowerment since 2002, is proud to award FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS of Scholarships so far this year, specifically geared towards the South
Florida LGBTQ Community.
With the common goals of Leadership & Empowering the LGBT community, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) is proud to announce a Community Partnership with Beauty Schools of America (BSA) and the Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty (PBAHB). Full Scholarships, valued at over sixteen thousand dollars each, were awarded for Cosmetology degrees at BSA and PBAHB, offering career focused institutional grants to ORLANDO CARTIER-SANCHEZ, LEXANNA AMNELL, ARIANNA LINT. Also, DIAMANTE JONES is our 2017 Anita Priest memorial Scholarship recipient for the Arts, Design & Education. Jones will also join our UC|CU Board as a Junior Associate as part of our program of assisting and developing the next generation of Community Leaders. Please join us in CONGRATULATING these wonderful individuals!
“UC|CU is always looking for opportunities to give our community the leadership, inspiration & tools to do better and rise. Our partnership with Beauty Schools of America and the Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty is exactly the type of projects we enjoy the most – empowering our LGBT community though education, leadership & opportunities.” -Herb Sosa, president – Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida
“We are thrilled to partner with the UC|CU on this program. The goals of BSA are to Empower, Educate and Give Opportunities to the LGBT community... and to make the world a bit more beautiful! - Maritza Bedoya, Chief Operating Officer – Beauty Schools of America & Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty.
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s work is 100% funded by events, private donations & grants. We are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming, community building, leading & assisting our LGBTQ community. We encourage you to consider making a financial contribution to the Scholarship Program – or other year round programming efforts - and helping this important work to continue.
2021 AWARD WINNER
MIAMI SEED SHARE
Miami Seed Share is a free community rescource that is a zero carbon foot print organization for people, plants and polinators focused on sowing and growing native and heirloom seeds in miami, for miami. The goal is for people to care more and do more for themselves, their communities, and their planet. It is run by a transgender woman with passion and the determination to make a better world now and in the future. With this money, Miami Seed Share could reach more people, propogate more plants, and throw more community events like workshops and pop-up events (always free to the public). It would also help to expand into new neighborhoods with our public seed collection.
A generous Sponsorship was provided by DIAGEO.
Director of Spanish-Language Media at GLAAD
Director Internacional at Corte Imperial de la Corona de Borbón
y Vizcaya de México A.C.
UC|CU Colombia, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
Director & CEO, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
Our work is 100% funded by events, private donations, private,
corporate and government grants, and we are 100%
staffed and managed by professional volunteers.
Everything that comes in, goes right back out for Programming,
Community Building, Leading & Assisting our LGBTQ community.
GIVE WITH CONFIDENCE... UC|CU has been awarded the
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